Dec
17
Nevada’s Economy: Tourism Accounts for Slow Growth of Southern Nevada Economy

Nevada's Economy slow growth S Nevada ecnomyAs we explained in previous issues of Nevada’s Economy, the Southern Nevada economy lags well behind the nation in recovering from the Great Recession. Nevada lost 14.1 percent of its jobs during the Great Recession, and as of October, statewide employment was still 9.7 percent below the high-water mark of 1.297 million set in May 2007. Southern Nevada lost 14.4 percent of its jobs during the Great Recession, and as of October, employment in Southern Nevada was 9.1 percent below the high-water mark of 931.2 thousand set in February 2007.

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